McDonald's Twitter account calls Donald Trump 'disgusting excuse of a president'
Mar 18 2017
Trump was once in a commercial for the fast food giant, and has posted images eating McDonald's food on his social media accounts during his campaign.
The tweet, which McDonald's has since deleted and said was a result of a "compromised" account, must have stung the president, who has made his love for the fast-food industry known for decades.
Indeed, shortly after 9 a.m., McDonald's Corporate gave their official explanation: the account was "compromised" then subsequently secured. A tool called two-factor authentication, which requires not only a password but also a code sent to a cellphone or email address to login, would prevent a lot of accounts from being hacked, said Michael Sulmeyer, director of the Cyber Security Project at Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center.
Twitter may be US President Donald Trump's preferred way to attack his enemies, but recently he has been getting a taste of his own medicine. The tweet came a day after Twitter accounts of a number of major news organizations, chief executives, government agencies and other high-profile users were hacked.
After clinching the 1,237 delegates needed to win the Republican presidential nomination in May, Trump shared a photo of himself with McDonald's fries and an uneaten burger while riding on his airplane.
It was quickly brought to attention that Robert Gibbs, former White House press secretary to Obama, is now employed as McDonald's chief communication officer.
Even if the tweet had been sent by other means, McDonald's would hardly have been the first high-profile company to fall victim to its own employees, Faber says: Chrysler fired a social media firm whose (own quickly fired) employee tweeted a status incorporating the f-word on the auto maker's behalf in 2011, for example, while the staff behind the U.S. Airways account famously tweeted just about the most NSFW airplane-related photo imaginable when attempting to flag it. It was deleted after a full twenty minutes, meaning the world was briefly lead to believe the fast food chain had a red-hot take on Trump's miniature phalanges.
Trump did not respond to McDonald's on Twitter.
"I've put together some really impressive deals, but this thing you've pulled off, it's incredible", Trump tells McDonald's purple mascot, Grimace, referring to McDonald's Dollar Menu.
The president, who is frequently on Twitter, has not addressed the McDonald's tweet thus far. Let us know in the comments section below.